Any tips and tricks on getting a good chopped up sound?

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Re: Any tips and tricks on getting a good chopped up sound?

Post by regretfullySaid » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:34 pm

Fox, the quickest way is to use Autopan and turn the Phase knob down. It sounds like what you're after is the gating effect, but people are getting confused because of the word "chop".

http://www.abletonop.com/2011/06/creati ... -auto-pan/

A more custom way to get what you're after is using the Volume automation in the clip envelope. With the pencil and desired grid size you can draw in your gate so it isn't as static like with Autopan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noyyNkqk ... age#t=139s

Like in that video except using the mixer volume you use the Volume button that's showing under Transpose.
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Re: Any tips and tricks on getting a good chopped up sound?

Post by yur2die4 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:51 pm

Shad, check out both of my replies ;). Also, give my beat repeat recipe a try, it is another of the several ways to do this.

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Re: Any tips and tricks on getting a good chopped up sound?

Post by regretfullySaid » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:37 pm

Yeah I noticed, and actually I would go the 3rd party route like infernal.machine mentioned.

What I want to know is, is the gating going to be simple, like a steady on/off 10101010 pattern or will a trancegate be needed for something like 1011010010110100?

Either way there's got to be at least a few different trancegate for free to find at Kvr like the link below, which you need to copy the whole text because the brackets screw up the bbcode.

http://www.kvraudio.com/q.php?search=1& ... ]=1&pr[]=f

I used to use this on a lot: http://www.kvraudio.com/product/killerg ... y_novakill

more plugins with gate in the search title: http://www.kvraudio.com/q.php?search=1& ... ]=1&pr[]=f
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Re: Any tips and tricks on getting a good chopped up sound?

Post by Vios » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:47 pm

James Two wrote:I agree with Vios. Do it in arrangement view. Freeze your MIDI track or record out the audio then manually chop, transpose, repeat, and reverse the audio as much as you want.
Yeah, really the best sounding things are usually done manually. Freeze and flatten your MIDI, drag the looper selectors in arrangement view, and start chipping and chunking bits of audio together in a loop. Also be aware that good sounding drums add a tremendous amount of quality to glithy loops - often the glitchy parts don't sound that good by themselves without the drums.

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